Two Women Take Home Directing Prizes at the Tony Awards

Absolutely love seeing not one, but two woman win the awards for Best Direction at the Tony Awards tonight. Diane Paulus was the only woman nominated in the Best Direction of a Musical category and she took home the prize beating out: 

Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical

In the Best Direction of a Play category, Pam Mackinnon beat out: 

Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy

A wonderful night for women on Broadway. 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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